Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Known as Monk’s Brew in the U.S.
Ingredients : Water, malts (pils and pale), candy syrup, brown sugar, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer and styrian goldings) and ale yeast
Monk’s Elixir is a heavy dark Belgian ale inspired by the Trappist monasteries of Rochefort and Westvleteren. The beer style, characterized by its high content of alcohol, distinguishes itself by its dominant yeast character, delicious malt background and balanced hop notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (710) - Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap at Bier Station 3-8-14. Brown with orange highlights, a finger of off white head and good lacing. Aromas of plum and fig along with brown sugar and anise. Taste follows nose with those dark fruits and a brown sugar sweetness. Light anise flavor along with some clove spiciness and just a trace of alcohol and warmth. Finishes with some of that spiciness but is mostly dry. Medium bodied with a medium/high carbonation. Well integrated flavors. Good but not outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Dark amber color, great brownish head. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate with yeasty and bready notes. Some fruits. Ciric flavor, hoppy, chocolate and with fruity notes. Quite mild pleasant hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (388) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
Dark brown beer with beige head. Aroma of candied sugar, cane sugar and dark fruit. Taste is full and round. Malt, cough drops and spicy. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
P: Pours a dirty brown body with chunky floaters and a airy khaki head that settles to a swirled wake. Milky lacing slips and slides around the edges. S: Oxidation has set in. A treasure trove of dark fruits soaked in spiced rum, old leather, slight vegetable matter, graham cracker pie crust, and faint whiffs of banana bread. T/M: Oxidation has hit this hard with a soapy residue masking the flavors and covering the palate. Dark fruits, heavy handed spice and bitter apple peels still shine through. Anise star, clove, cinnamon, and pippali pepper, cardboard, bready yeast and Belgian candy sugar. Stick body that has wondered on the side of light-medium. A hefty dose of carbonation allows this brew to tingle the entire mouth. O: This bad boy has been in my closet for about 2 years and I kept forgetting about it. Glad I finally pulled it out and enjoyed it. Slightly oxidized but overall a great beer. I really enjoyed the dark fruits, spices and rum mingled into the yeasty backdrop. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
On tap in SF. Pours dark brown to black with white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, spices, hay, earth, leather. Taste follows, spicy sweet. Great creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (936) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar 7/2-2014. Vinös, söt, karamellmalt, fruktig, maltig, körsbär, alkohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (951) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 14, 2014
Botella de 33 cl tomada varias veces en el lúpulo, la ultima en septiembre de 2013. Una buena Quadruple al estilo belga, con un gran cuerpo y 10 vol que se notan en todo momento. Bastante densa con toques bastante dulces de caramelo, pastosos y maltosos. Bastante buena y genial alternativa a las quadruples belgas. Para repetir una vez mas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3088) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2014
Fra flaske, Bror & Beer. Restaurant Bror. Orange-rødlig brun øl med et lille beige skum. Bær-noter. Appelsin. Fudge. Brun sukker. Maltkrop med flere lag - godt gemt alkohol. Sød, men ikke piv-sød. Lang finish med en snigende humle bitterhed. Virkelig god ledsager til retten med kalvekæber og løg i flere teksturer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2014
(bottle) pours a clear deep ruby colour with a frothy light brown head. aroma of raisins, grass, floral hops and powdered sugar, with hints of banana skins, walnuts, rotten fruit, yeast and caramel. flavour is mostly roasted malts and raisins, slightly oxidized and cardboardy, with lots of caramel and some corn sugar in the finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1157) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Mørk brun, nesten sort farge med beige skum. Melkesjokolade ok kaffelukt. Søtlig og bitter sjokoladesmak. Lite kullsyre. Ganske lang ettersmak.

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